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Train show/meet/special event in Versailles, KY - May 19, 2012

Welcome to the LCCA “Springtime in Kentucky” membership event, planned for Saturday, May 19, 2012, in Versailles, Kentucky. You will get to enjoy a visit to; Nostalgia Station Toy and Train Museum, the basement Postwar Lionel layout, plus a G gauge outdoor garden railroad of Billy Wilson (RM #6906), and a trip through the beautiful Bluegrass on the Bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum.

Your day will begin with a tour of Nostalgia Station, where you will see a lifelong collection belonging to Wanda and Winfrey Adkins (RM #7180), featuring such rare and unusual items like the #203 1917 Lionel armored car, a 1956 operating Lionel dealer display layout, plus a full size replica of a 1926 Lionel dealer display layout, a 1936 Lionel Airport, lots of pre-and post-war Lionel items, a Marx Bunny Express train, and a 1930’s Marx Army train, along with Lionel, American Flyer and Ives wind-up, 0 gauge and Standard Gauge trains.

Billy Wilson (LCCA # 6906), along with a friend (Mike Stevens), has devoted about thirty years to the development and construction of a spectacular Lionel post-war collection and layout taking up most of the basement area of his home. This display features hand painted murals for backdrops throughout the area, along with many of Lionel’s operating accessories, locomotives, and rolling stock. Comic characters, along with super-heroes, can be found among the “people” on the layout, along with dozens of scale “muscle cars” on the roadways.

To enhance your day of train related events, we have chartered a first class passenger coach at The Bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum (BGRM). Our charter leaves the BGRM’s passenger station and railroad museum at 2 PM sharp, and will last about an hour. The GP-7 powered train, consisting of passenger equipment from the 1920’s, 1930’s and the 1950’s, follows a line constructed in 1889 by The Louisville Southern (a predecessor of the modern Norfolk Southern). The ten-mile rail journey passes through beautiful Kentucky cattle, agriculturally  oriented, and thoroughbred horse farms on its way to the cliffs on the Kentucky river. Upon your return, you can visit the collection of railroadiana and memorabilia in the museum.

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